This morning, New York and New Jersey bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami was captured after an intense manhunt. Rahami was named as the main suspect in the bombings in Chelsea New York as well as Seaside Park and Elizabeth in New Jersey. Soon after, it was revealed that Rahami’s family owned the First American Fried Chicken restaurant in Elizabeth. Internet trolls tried to exact a strange vigilante justice for the bombings by writing horrible reviews on the Yelp page for the fried chicken joint.
The restaurant had only three reviews with an average rating of 4.67 before Monday morning. However, by Monday afternoon the restaurant had a 1.7 rating on 89 customer reviews.
There was literally the same “joke” throughout the reviews on Yelp.
And there were many photos posted to their Yelp page in the past few hours, some of them very distasteful and aggressive.
There was even one review by “Harambe T.”
Yelp flagged the page and added an “Active Cleanup Alert” warning.